Industry: Manufacturing

Irina Agafita

I am the founder of the Pino Online Company and together with folk craftsman, Maxim Alexeev, we are developing a business producing wooden toys. Studies in business and marketing, experience gained in several companies and projects, give me the opportunity to contribute to the development of this business. Behind this idea, I have a personal motivation, my children and the children of the whole world, for whom we want to produce healthy toys. I am equally concerned about protecting the environment, ecology and using natural resources in a sustainable way, both in our business idea and in our...

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Vitalii Pcholkin

At the age of 19, I suffered a serious injury that forced me to see life from a different perspective – from a wheelchair. It took me years to learn to take care of myself and to start my own family. At the start of the war in 2014, I used my experiences to create InvaFishki – a project that changes the quality of life of people with disabilities. Subsequently, the information platform began to generate numerous requests for goods that either did not exist in Ukraine or did not exist at all. This was what inspired me to create a social enterprise for the supply and production of assistive devices...

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Daniela Butnaru

Daniela Butnaru is a life-loving child, a creator of beautiful things, a beloved woman and the mother of the most wonderful girl in the entire universe. I am developing a business from scratch, one step at a time, offering it a little bit of my creativity and imagination every day. I care for our home – Mother Earth, and I strive to make it cleaner and more beautiful. I make very stylish eco-friendly bags and accessories from recycled cotton fibres. This small business was born of a passion I developed during my maternity leave, one that has stayed with me ever since.

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Dorina Sorochin

I am the mother of three children, live in the village of Trușeni, have been a social entrepreneur for three years, and am devoted to building a better society. Being a mother has inspired me to rediscover myself and to build a better future for my children. I want to provide a sustainable home in a clean and healthy community. I wanted to find a way to combine protecting the environment, my love of handicraft, and keeping my children by my side, all while contributing to the improvement of the local economy. This is how the Green Up Mom project found its focus. It’s a community of active...

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Oleksandra Tsyuman

My name is Sasha, and I want to tell and show the residents of our city how new products can be made from unnecessary household plastic with the help of special equipment. With the team of supporters, we want to develop a mainstream for reuse, sorting, and recycling the waste in our city. We dream of creating a “Precious Plastic” studio, in which masters, architects and designers will work permanently, develop new types of recycled plastic products, produce them and then sell them. I have analysed dozens of similar “Precious Plastic” studios worldwide and know how to...

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Kyrylo Chikiryakin

My name is Kyrylo. I have been implementing social projects in waste management on a volunteer basis for four years. We want to continue implementing social projects. We are specialists in this field and understand the pain and problems of the city. Therefore, I believe social entrepreneurship is essential for creating a sustainable model of team functioning and developing similar projects. It was the reason for creating the concept of a public waste sorting station. The station is an opportunity for city residents to sort waste, bring it to the station, and receive gifts and points for it....

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Dariya Yaroshenko

My name is Daria, and I have been involved in public activities in ecology and environmental protection for several years with my public organisation, “Kharkiv Eco City”. My public activity motivated me to create a commercial project – the eco-goods store “ZRWST.SHOP”, which gave me the financial opportunity to immerse myself even more in social projects and develop them. This project combines social activities and entrepreneurship. “ZRWST.SHOP” operates both online and offline and suggests reusable items and products from recycled plastic to legal entities....

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Eugeniy Ponomarenko

I have a third category disability.  I know how hard it is to find a job with decent conditions and payment.  Helping these people is extremely important, and it is personal for me.  Moreover, environmental problems affect the whole world, including Ukraine.  It hurts when you look at the garbage in your hometown.  I had an idea to open an enterprise for sorting and processing plastic waste. This will give the second breath to plastic products and benefits for the city.

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Oksana Dragan

My actions are motivated by the ability to change the situation with the employment of people with disabilities in Ukraine and produce high-quality goods.  I am proud that ‘Dobrik’ solves social problems at the local level, as it is vital for society, particularly during the crisis. The Mission of the Dobrik Social Enterprise is to inspire and give hope.

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